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Former councillor begins appeal over neighbour assault conviction

APPEAL: Jane Parlour

A FORMER leading councillor convicted of assaulting a neighbour in an apparent row over bullying among their children has begun a bid to clear her name.

6:04pm Thursday 3 September 2015

How many meals? Butterwick hospice cook clocks up 20 years in the kitchen

COOK: Helen Jardine, of Newfield, Bishop Auckland has been working at the town's Butterwick Hospice on Woodhouse Lane since before it opened in 1995

A COOK at a County Durham hospice celebrating its 20th year has prepared a fair few meals since she started work in the summer of 1995.

5:34pm Thursday 3 September 2015

United Utilities faces £15m compensation bill after Lancashire water bug

Water supplies were affected by the outbreak

Water firm United Utilities faces a compensation bill of at least £15 million to Lancashire households affected by the outbreak of a parasitic bug in supplies.

5:31pm Thursday 3 September 2015

Fire chiefs demonstrate training at new state-of-art facilities

FIRE: Fire Fighters during a demonstration at the County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service’s new training centre on Bowburn Industrial Estate. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

FIREFIGHTERS were put through paces at their new state-of-art training centre today (Thursday, September 3).

5:29pm Thursday 3 September 2015

Proposed solar panel subsidy cuts 'threaten tens of thousands of jobs'

The changes could stop more than 1,100 megawatts of solar being installed each year to 2021, Friends of the Earth said

Government plans to slash subsidies for solar panels on homes could cost more than 20,000 jobs, green campaigners have claimed.

5:27pm Thursday 3 September 2015

Specialist online grooming unit protecting young people from sexual abuse

Generic Stock posed my model A child uses a computer. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday August 21 2014. See PA story . Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire (37490819)

A SPECIALIST unit tackling online grooming is reminding parents to ensure their children remain safe.

5:25pm Thursday 3 September 2015

Bid to find best pies of the North and some champion black pudding in Yorkshire

SIZZLING: Butchers, bakers and farm shops from around the North-East and Yorkshire are invited to take part in the Great Yorkshire Pork Pie, Sausage and Black Pudding Competition

BUTCHERS from around the region have been invited to take part in this year’s Great Yorkshire Pork Pie, Sausage and Black Pudding Competition.

5:22pm Thursday 3 September 2015

Author to speak about work of pit painters

ART: ‘Testing for Gas’, a 1956 oil painting by Ted Holloway - Courtesy of Gemini Collection

AN artist and author is to shed light on the work of pit painters such as Norman Cornish at a guest talk being hosted by a North-East university.

5:21pm Thursday 3 September 2015

Chelsea forward Pedro: Manchester United snub had nothing to do with Van Gaal

Pedro joined Chelsea instead of Manchester United in August

Pedro insists his decision to turn down Manchester United and sign for Chelsea last month had nothing to do with not wanting to work under Louis van Gaal.

5:06pm Thursday 3 September 2015

North-East tops the table for drug related deaths for second year

DRUGS: More people have died in the North-East through drug use than anywhere else in the country in the last year

THE North-East has topped the table for deaths related to drug poisoning for the second year running, as drug mortality figures reach record numbers nationally.

5:05pm Thursday 3 September 2015
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